Strawberry Pimms Sorbet

Strawberry Pimms Sorbet

Summer brings with it fresh strawberries, which marry perfectly with icy Pimms. Lucy Burton shares her recipe for a light, refreshing sorbet I don’t think I will ever tire of the sight of those first strawberries of the year. If I’m lucky enough to still be growing and baking in my eighties, I’d wager that I will still feel my…

Pollinating indoor strawberries

If you’ve been growing strawberries under cover, don’t forget you can help with their pollination It’s April and the strawberries in my polytunnel are starting to flower, which is great! However, although strawberries are self-fertile (which means they are self-pollinating) they may need a little help if you’re growing them under cover. Outside strawberry flowers will have the wind and…
Succeed with Strawberries

Succeed with Strawberries

Many of you will have sown the bulk of your favourite crops by early June and I bet you’ll have wished for that little bit more space. Not one to waste a spare inch of growing space, veteran veg-grower #JoeMaiden shares his top tips on growing herbs in large pots; while #BenVanheems encourages us to look to the skies in…
New berry on the block

New berry on the block

There’s a new #berry on the block this #strawberry season, with extra #health benefits. This unique, almost black strawberry called Nerina is packed with health-giving antioxidants in form of polyphenols and vitamins. However, you will not find it in punnets but in products. Nerina, which relates to the original wild strawberry, is the result of years of research and cultivation…
Strawberries - Sweet Success

Strawberries – Sweet Success

With spring around the corner there’s no better time to make plans for a haul of sweet and succulent #strawberries. #BenedictVanheems recommends his favourite varieties and creates a strawberry bed It’s almost the start of another promising growing season. If there’s one way to bring on the excitement of summer plenty it’s to make preparations for that best-loved of home-grown…